July 31, 2019 / 2:02 PM / 21 days ago

Q&A: UCLA Law dean says California bar exam should be easier to pass

Thousands of aspiring lawyers are sitting for California’s two-day bar exam this week, and the state’s legal community will be watching closely to see if a sharp decline in passage rates in recent years continues.

Jennifer Mnookin, the dean of UCLA School of Law, told Reuters in a recent interview that the unusually high “cut score” test takers must receive to pass the state’s bar exam is the main culprit for the spike in the number who fail.

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